JOLIET, Ill. and LAS VEGAS, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Caesars Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to The Disabled Patriot Fund in Orland Park, IL. The funds will be used to assist in the staggering financial needs of returning veterans providing daily essentials such as housing or medical and financial assistance. A formal check presentation will be held at Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel on March 20th on behalf of The Caesars Foundation and The Disabled Patriot Fund.
"We all know someone – a family member, a friend, a neighbor or perhaps ourselves – who has served," said Nicole Fields, Internet Marketing Specialist, Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel. "I know that America's warriors face many challenges when they return home. Organizations such as The Disabled Patriot Fund have been our neighbors and steadfast supporters of veterans in our community for many years. In times of need, it is our duty to continue to support their causes. The Caesars Foundation is proud to donate $15,000 to such an important service and show our commitment to the men and women who serve and protect our country."
Caesars Entertainment and The Caesars Foundation have made a strong commitment to helping employees and the communities in which they operate. Community support is an integral part of the future success of the company.
"We are humbled by such a generous gift and grateful to our friends at the Caesars Foundation and Harrah's Joliet," said Pat McShane, president of The Disabled Patriot Fund. "With economic and fundraising challenges, the Caesars Foundation has come through to help us to continue to provide financial assistance to local veterans. We thank them for honoring America's military members and for supporting our efforts to ensure their sacrifices and stories will always be remembered."
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment, through its network of 52 casinos worldwide, provides unmatched leisure offerings to suit every interest, from the legendary entertainment line-up of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to the dynamic World Series of Poker. Caesars is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions; operations now span four continents with nearly 40 casino-resorts across North America. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Through Total Rewards, the country's leading entertainment loyalty program, Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. For more information, please visit Caesars.com.
About The Disabled Patriot Fund
Founded in 2004, The Disabled Patriot Fund is an all-volunteer group of business people from the south suburbs. They provide financial assistance for disabled military veterans for purposes such as helping with general living expenses, health care expenses, education, purchasing vans and hand-controlled vehicles, and retrofitting homes for accessibility. For more information about The Disabled Patriot Fund, or to make a donation, visit http://disabledpatriotfund.com/.
SOURCE The Caesars Foundation